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  • Dominican Republic: Covid-19 cases - 69,649 cases; 1,160 deaths

    First case of coronavirus recorded in DR
    The Ministry of Public Health confirmed the first case of coronavirus imported (COVID-19) in the Dominican Republic.

    Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas reported that it is an Italian citizen who arrived in the country without symptoms of the virus.

    The information was offered through a press conference in which other health authorities of the country and the Emergency Operations Service (COE) participate.

    Public Health asks the population to take the official information offered by that entity and not be alarmed by the unofficial texts disseminated through social networks.

    The confirmed Italian is in the Ramón de Lara military hospital, located in San Isidro. The director of the hospital said that the patient arrived at dawn on February 29.
    El ministerio de Salud Publica confirmo el primer caso importado de coronavirus (COVID-19) en Republica Dominicana. El ministro Rafael Sanchez Cardenas
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  • #2
    Source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/...irus-case.html


    Canadian tourist is second Dominican Republic virus case
    Agence France-Presse
    Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / Fri, March 6, 2020 / 11:50 am
    A Canadian tourist has the second confirmed case of the new coronavirus in the Dominican Republic, the public health ministry said Thursday.

    The 70-year-old woman arrived in the Caribbean country on Feb. 25 with her husband, who is not showing symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus that first appeared in China late last year.

    The couple has been transferred from their hotel in Bayahibe, in the eastern part of the country, to a hospital isolation center in the capital Santo Domingo.

    The first known case of coronavirus infection in the Dominican Republic was discovered Sunday in a 62-year-old Italian tourist, who was also staying in Bayahibe...

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    • #3
      Source: https://www.caribbeannewsdigital.com...ara-el-control

      Dominican Republic with five cases of coronavirus, promotes new measures for disease control
      March 9, 2020 4:58 pm
      Caribbean News DigitalTourism


      The Dominican Republic reported over the weekend that three of its citizens recently arrived from Italy tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus, thereby raising the confirmed cases of the disease in the country to five so far.

      The Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, said they have verified the existence of three new cases of coronavirus in the country, which correspond to a Dominican woman living in Italy who arrived on vacation, a young woman of 29 who was also in Milan, and a 12-year-old boy from a family who was in Italy and has arrived and tested positive.

      The minister said that those affected with the disease entered the country without symptoms and several days later presented influenza, forcing the authorities to start the isolation process as established by the protocol to prevent the spread of the virus.

      Sánchez Cárdenas said the 29-year-old woman is admitted to the Ramón de Lara military hospital, in the Santo Domingo province, while the other woman escaped from a health center in the Duarte province (northeast), but was located in the nearby municipality of Villa Riva, where she lives alone.

      Regarding the students who were in Wuhan, Sánchez Cárdenas said that when they arrived in the country they were subjected to observation and handed over to their relatives, because they were quarantined in Ukraine, negative for the virus.

      The first two confirmed cases of the disease in the country correspond to an Italian and a Canadian who entered the country on February 22 and are staying in hotels in the tourist enclave of Bayahibe in the province of La Altagracia.

      The health authorities have assured that both patients are in stable conditions at the Ramón de Lara hospital, located in the facilities of the San Isidro Air Base of the Dominican Republic Air Force.

      Thus, the Ministry of Public Health of the country instructs the implementation of the following measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace such as being attentive and disseminating information on the evolution of the disease worldwide and recommendations issued by the Ministry of Health and PAHO / WHO.

      Workplace cleaning is also required to be promoted, including surfaces (tables, desks, locks) and objects (phones, keyboards), cleaning and disinfecting them regularly and handwashing with your employees, contractors and customers.

      The Ministry also calls for the avoidance of foreign travel by employees who are in the high-risk group (elderly people and those with diabetes, hypertension, coronary and pulmonary diseases)
      It is indicated that a contingency plan be developed for the continuity of its operations in case of community transmission of COVID-19.



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      • #4
        Source: https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/...navirus-in-dr/

        Health Minister confirms six new cases of coronavirus in DR
        The Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, reported on Friday six new cases of coronavirus, three Dominicans, one French and two Venezuelan.
        March 14, 2020 | 7:56 am

        With them, there are 11 confirmed cases in the Dominican Republic, the official confirmed in a brief press conference, in which he was accompanied by the director of the National Health Service, Chanel Rosa Chupany...

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        • #5
          Source: https://www.noticiasaominuto.com/mun...sos-de-infecao

          Dominican Republic confirms first death and 21 cases of infection
          The Dominican Republic today confirmed the first death in that country by Covid-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, also informing that that territory currently accounts for a total of 21 cases of infection.

          The fatal victim is a 47-year-old Dominican woman with HIV who suffered from tuberculosis.

          This Dominican citizen had come from Spain, a country that is among those most affected by the new coronavirus.

          As reported today by the Minister of Health of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, 10 new cases of infection were confirmed in the country, increasing to 21 the total number of patients diagnosed with Covid-19.

          The minister stated that almost all cases are imported, except for one that was local contagion.

          Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas also said that local authorities are awaiting the results of another 25 suspected cases.

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          • #6
            Source: https://www.elperiodico.com.do/2020/...os-infectados/


            COVID-19 pandemic increases in the Dominican Republic; 34 are already infected
            By ElPeriódicoDO -
            March 18, 2020 2
            Rafael Sanchez
            RD reports 13 new positive cases for COVID-19 and a second death
            Laboratories must notify the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DIGEPI) of the Ministry of Public Health of the results of the tests, depending on whether they are negative or positive.

            SANTO DOMINGO. -The Ministry of Public Health reported on Wednesday the positive diagnosis of 13 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of people with this disease to 34. The entity also reported a new death for a total of two deaths from the coronavirus.

            The Health Minister, Dr. Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, pointed out that these new cases are linked to the Costa Fabulosa cruise ship, which set sail from La Romana where 110 Dominicans disembarked, 17 of them have already arrived in the country and another nine are expected to arrive tomorrow.

            The Minister of Health explained that 54 negative cases have been registered in total tests and that 258 contacts are duly followed up. He also said that so far there are 61 people in hospital isolation and results are expected from 55 samples that are in the laboratory.

            He stated that the patients who are assisted by Coronavirus are in stable conditions all, including the first one who was an Italian citizen who is now awaiting the last two negative tests for the disease to grant medical discharge.

            Agreement with Laboratories.

            The Minister of Health said that an agreement was signed with the Amadita and Reference laboratories to carry out the tests.

            "As of the signing, the Reference laboratory becomes part, like Amadita, of the National network of response to the epidemic COVID-19 and they must guarantee the confidentiality of the information they generate because the Ministry is the only authorized spokesperson to the public handling of information regarding coronavirus disease ”, he added.

            He also said that the signing of the agreement is endorsed by the World Health Organization PAHO / WHO and the agreed cost is RD $ 4,300.00 for each of the tests carried out and that he is authorized only to use the Berlin protocol as recommended by the WHO and preferably when necessary.

            He noted that both laboratories must notify the General Directorate of Epidemiology (DIGEPI), of the Ministry of Public Health, the test results are negative or positive.

            He also reported that patients must have a medical indication obtained through a doctor whose specialty is pulmonology, infectious medicine, internist, epidemiologist or any other doctor duly certified by the Dominican State.

            Reiterate Measures.

            The Ministry reiterated that maintaining hygiene measures contribute to the containment of the disease, washing hands regularly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer in addition to covering the nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a handkerchief of disposable paper or the inside of the elbow, other measures are to avoid direct contact (at least 1 meter or 3 feet) with anyone with symptoms of cold or flu (influenza).




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            • #7
              Source: http://www.loopnewsbarbados.com/cont...es-double-72-4

              Dominican Republic: Coronavirus cases double to 72
              Melissa Wong Created : 20 March 2020
              Caribbean News

              The number of coronavirus cases in the Dominican Republic has doubled to 72 after the Ministry of Public Health today (March 20) announced 38 new positive cases of COVID-19.

              Results are also expected from another 23 patients.

              Health Minister Dr Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas at a media conference stated that about 78 people are in home isolation and another 49 people in hospital isolation.

              So far two people have died from the disease in the Dominican Republic...

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              • #8
                Source: https://listindiario.com/las-mundial...os-de-covid-19

                Dominican Republic registers a third deceased and 112 cases of COVID-19
                Passengers queue to board this Friday the first ferry flight chartered by the Iberia company to take the Spaniards out of the Dominican Republic who have found themselves unable to leave the country due to the coronavirus crisis, which took off from the international airport of Las Américas, in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic). EFE / Orlando Barría
                EFE
                Santo Domingo, RD

                The Dominican Republic has registered a third deceased infected with the coronavirus and brought the number of infections to 112, 40 more than the day before, according to the Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas.

                The new deceased is a 51-year-old Dominican citizen who had a previous gastric pathology and was admitted to San Francisco de Macorís (north), according to the minister in his first virtual press conference.

                Of the 112 positives, 52 are in hospital isolation and 57 at home, excluding the three deaths, according to the bulletin, which collects data until 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

                Likewise, 37 of those infected had traveled to countries with high levels of virus transmission, 18 were infected in the Dominican Republic and another 57 cases are being investigated.

                So far, 290 people are being followed for having traveled abroad or for having had contacts with confirmed cases.

                The region with the most cases is the National District, where the capital is located, with 51 cases, followed by Santiago, in the north, with 12 cases.

                The Dominican Republic has been in a state of emergency since last Thursday, and a day later the Government decreed a curfew that was launched between 8:00 p.m. local time and 6:00 a.m. the following morning and will be in effect until April 3. .

                The Government has also decreed the closure of borders and has forced the closure of non-essential shops and vetoed cultural or sports activities to try to stop the increase in infections...

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                • #9
                  Source: https://acento.com.do/2020/actualida...ca-dominicana/

                  Coronavirus Cases in the Dominican Republic Increase to 202
                  Carolina Batista / Acento.com.do | March 22, 2020 | 10:17 am

                  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.- The Ministry of Public Health reported that it increased to 202 the positive cases of COVID-19 in the country.

                  Minister Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas indicated that the number of deaths remains at three.

                  He indicated that as of today there are 395 suspected cases, 41 antecedents and 34 local transmission cases, while 127 are under investigation, 56 in isolation in hospitals and 143 in isolation at home, of which 59% are men and 41% women. .

                  The National District is the province with the most infected, followed by Santiago.

                  The minister expressed that COVID-19 is a challenge to the nation and needs the help of all citizens so that the country can get out of this situation.

                  Sánchez Cárdenas indicated that we are not yet in the stage of community transmission, because most of the confirmed cases are linked to foreigners who arrived with the virus in the country, including the guests of a wedding held in Punta Cana, and a cruise ship that Docked in the Dominican port days before the quarantine.

                  However, he indicated that according to the behavior of the virus, we are on the way to community contagion, so he recommended the population to continue following the instructions of the authorities.

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                  • #10
                    Source: https://listindiario.com/la-republic...onavirus-en-rd

                    They increase to 312 cases of coronavirus in DR
                    Santo Domingo, RD
                    The Republic Tuesday, March 24, 2020

                    Coronavirus cases in the Dominican Republic increased to 312.

                    Of these COVID-19 cases, 68 are in hospital isolation, two received medical discharge, 236 are in residential isolation and six died.

                    Of the confirmed cases, 45 have a history of travel to countries with local transmission of the virus. A further 661 suspected cases have been ruled out by laboratory tests.

                    The identification and follow-up of confirmed cases and contacts is maintained, with an average of 8 identified contacts for each confirmed case.

                    The measure of age of the deceased is 64 years, between 41 and 84 years.

                    As of Monday morning, 245 positive cases had been registered, three deaths, two recovered, 270 people under surveillance and 543 cases discarded in laboratory tests.

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                    • #11
                      Source: https://www.noticel.com/mundo/202003...r-el-covid-19/

                      10 killed in the Dominican by COVID-19
                      Already registered 392 infected
                      By: EFE
                      Posted: Mar 25, 2020 02:00 PM

                      The number of deaths in the Dominican Republic from the coronavirus increased from 6 to 10, while those infected rose from 312 to 392, reported on Wednesday the Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas.

                      Four of the deaths correspond to the Duarte province (northeast), the first of the Dominican demarcations with cases of community transmission, and where yesterday the health authorities were evaluating the situation to reinforce the measures adopted to tackle the disease, declared a pandemic by the Organization. World Health (WHO).

                      70% of the deceased are men with a history of chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma and kidney failure, among other diseases, the minister said in a virtual press conference.

                      The average age of the deceased is 65, within a range of 41 to 84 years.

                      Regarding the infected, he explained that 109 are in hospital isolation, 273 in home isolation and 2 have been discharged,

                      Among those infected is the Dominican doctor and philanthropist Félix Antonio Cruz Jiminián, owner of the clinic that bears his name in the capital sector of Cristo Rey.

                      Three of the patients, including Cruz Jiminián, are in a "critical" state, according to Sánchez Cárdenas.

                      At the press conference, Sánchez Cárdenas insisted on the need to maintain the corresponding hygiene measures and isolation to avoid contagion.

                      The Dominican Republic has been in a state of emergency since last Thursday, the Government has decreed the closure of borders and has imposed a curfew from 8:00 at night to 6:00 in the morning since last Friday.

                      Likewise, it has closed a large part of the public administration, the "call centers", non-essential businesses and has vetoed the celebration of cultural or sports activities to try to stop the increase in infections.

                      The country's president, Danilo Medina, will address the nation tonight, his second address in nine days, to announce more measures amid the current crisis.

                      The Dominican Republic, which has tourism as its main source of income, last week decreed the closure of the border by land, sea and air, only allowing the departure of flights to evacuate tourists, as well as punctual openings of the border to let Haitians return to their country.

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                      • #12
                        Source: https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/...icana-2556044/

                        Coronavirus cases rise to 488 in the Dominican Republic
                        The National District is the area of ​​the country with the most reported infections
                        Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 12:40 PM
                        By ELNUEVODIA.COM

                        COVID-19 coronavirus cases in the Dominican Republic increased to 488 this Thursday, confirmed the Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas.

                        According to the Listin Diario newspaper, this new figure represents 96 more cases than those reported until yesterday by the authorities.

                        The official explained that the area with the most registered cases is the National District with 235, followed by Santiago and Santo Domingo with 57, respectively, and Duarte with 43 cases.

                        The newspaper said that 57% of those infected are men, while 43% are women.

                        Of the total confirmed cases, 108 are hospitalized, while 367 are quarantined in their residences.

                        Authorities also reported that another 425 people are being held in isolation for having recently traveled or having contact with people infected with the virus.

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                        • #13
                          Source: https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2020/03/2...sos-positivos/

                          Dominican Republic records 20 deaths from covid-19 and 581 positive cases
                          By Jessica Hasbun
                          14:36 ​​ET (18:36 GMT) March 27, 2020

                          (CNN Spanish) - The Minister of Public Health of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, reported this Friday that the number of deaths registered by covid-19 doubled and is located in a total of 20 throughout the country. In addition, he noted that positive cases increased from 488 to 581 in the last 24 hours.

                          Of the total reported deaths, 12 were registered in the Duarte province, specifically in the municipality of San Francisco de Macorís. The area has been intervened by the health and military authorities as a measure to stop the infections, according to Sánchez Cárdenas.

                          The municipality of San Francisco de Macorís represents 60% of deaths nationwide, explained the Minister of Public Health.

                          The official indicated that the case fatality rate in the area is 20% and that it is attributed to the ages and comorbidity of the patients who have died. Nine of the victims were over the age of 60.

                          On the other hand, as of this Friday, the new curfew schedule established by the president, Danilo Medina, comes into force.

                          The measure will govern daily between 5 in the afternoon and 6 in the morning until April 3. Faced with the restriction, long lines are observed in supermarkets, pharmacies and commercial banks in Greater Santo Domingo.

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                          • #14
                            Source: http://spanish.xinhuanet.com/2020-03/29/c_138926639.htm


                            Increase to 719 cases and 28 deaths of COVID-19 in the Dominican Republic
                            Updated 2020-03-29 01:15:11 | Spanish. xinhuanet. com

                            SANTO DOMINGO, March 28 (Xinhua) - The Ministry of Health of the Dominican Republic today raised the number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus to 719, and the death toll in the country to 28.

                            At a press conference, the Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez, explained that this figure means an increase of 138 cases and eight deaths compared to the record on Friday.

                            He specified that of the total of cases 123 are in hospital isolation and 565 in home isolation, while three people were discharged.

                            The official stressed that the lethality of the virus in the Caribbean nation is 4 percent.

                            He also indicated that 57 percent of confirmed cases correspond to men and 43 percent to women, with ages ranging from six months to 90 years.

                            According to the report, 56 percent of confirmed cases are from Greater Santo Domingo (Distrito Nacional with 321, and Santo Domingo with 79 cases), followed by the provinces of Santiago and Duarte, with 90 and 67 cases, respectively.


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                            • #15
                              Source: https://elcomercio.pe/mundo/latinoam...casos-noticia/

                              Dominican Republic confirms 39 deaths from coronavirus and infections reach 859
                              Of the total of confirmed cases, 131 patients are in hospital isolation and 686 in home isolation; 57% of those infected are men and the age range is between 1 and 90 years

                              LIVE CORONAVIRUSES | Santo Domingo [EFE]. Deaths from coronavirus in the Dominican Republic amount to 39, having registered eleven new deaths in the last 24 hours, while confirmed cases rose to 859, 140 new infections since yesterday, reported this Sunday the Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cardenas.

                              Of the total of confirmed cases, 131 patients are in hospital isolation and 686 in home isolation; 57% of those infected are men and the age range is between 1 and 90 years, said the minister, who confirmed that there is a six-month-old baby among the new patients and two other minors among the latest suspected cases. ..

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